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Max: Unions Must Help Salvage Democracy
There's a direct line between the newspaper box.....and the ballot box.....and the bread box....and the pine box. Why Unions Matter:…
James: Five conditions for a democratic workplace
Correction… “ There was much overlap other than they both contained institutions.” Should read wasn’t much overlap…between Parecon and capitalism.
James: Five conditions for a democratic workplace
This debate is getting long winded temporally speaking. And frustrating. And frankly, I’m not sure if it’s helpful. I said,…
Matic Primc: A Critique of Degrowth
I am unconvinced by this article, especially as it includes ridiculous claims like reducing energy usage would lead to mass…
John Andrews: The BBC finally admits that Jeremy Corbyn is not an antisemite
Funny that! The BBC are now under threat from the British Government and they need help from the Left; the…
James: COP26 Pledges Will Fail Unless Pushed by Mass Organizing
Hollywood should make another Don’t Look Up, then another, then another, then another, with the same actors (because the care…
Michael: MLK’s Lost Lectures on Technology, Alienation, Activism, and the Three Ways of Resisting the System
Holy mackeral! This is important. MLK was far more than many comprehended. He was a brilliant thinker on top of…
Michael: Marxism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
HI, Happy to hear it and that you took the article precisely as intended...
Michael: Marxism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Hi, I think the issue isn't or ought not be importance per se - however one might measure that -…
Philip Ganchev: Review of “No Bosses”
"Albert suggests that it’s fine for others to focus on such questions while he continues to elaborate the economic vision,…
Philip Ganchev: Marxism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
And polity is inextricably tied to economy (changes in one require changes in the other), and is also very important…
James: The UK is heading towards authoritarianism
I thought Monbiot was losing it…must have been just another article.
Michael: Hospital greed caused nurse shortage, not COVID-19
Joyce's statement that "Under-staffing or short-staffing is an intentional practice in which hospital management does not schedule an appropriate number…
Michael: Marxism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Excellent analysis, I enjoyed reading it. Many associate socialism with dictatorship, state control, and massive failure in various countries. Thus…
Alex Buchanan: JFK mystery endures like the US blockade of Cuba (Review of Josiah Thompson’s “Last Second in Dallas”)
From what I understand, Oswald grew up in an orphanage? Also, to what extent evidence exists demonstrating that Oswald could…
Alex Buchanan: JFK mystery endures like the US blockade of Cuba (Review of Josiah Thompson’s “Last Second in Dallas”)
Thank you for replying! I will certainly watch the video and become acquainted with Thompson’s case.
owlishdog: The UK is heading towards authoritarianism
Undoubtedly things are getting worse but frankly, the UK has always been authoritarian. Even when universal voting rights came in,…
Max: ‘Workers Are the Best Guarantors of Their Own Safety When They’re Organized’
I participated in the CAW & TCA Union ," Paid Educational Leave" in the Fall of 1996. It was for…
Max: Review of ‘The State of Israel vs the Jews’
What II will be looking for in the near future is ," a book review" by Professor Norman Finkelstein. His…
Max: California Could Become the First US State to Offer Universal Health Care
Great news for everyday working people. Canada used to have a fully funded and universal health care system from 1970…
Michael: Top 10 Things People Pretend They Don’t Know
Very intelligent! Let's listen carefully.
Michael: Hey, Hey, USA! How Many Bombs Did You Drop Today?
The US government, whoever is in control, Republican and Democratic simply has no right to do what it does in…
Michael: Afghans face Harsh Winter, Hunger, lack of Health Clinics
Official US leaders and institutions have simply (should we say always) abandoned all moral authority and right to its hegemonic…
Michael: Putin’s Quid: No Offensive Missiles in ‘ABM’ Sites
Ray McGovern is, of course, one of the most respected voices and analysts about things Russian and US. I had…
James: Climate Scientists on “Don’t Look Up:” It’s Infuriating, Soul-Sucking and On-the-Nose
But will this movie be followed up by another, and perhaps another, regardless of cost and with the same actors…
Mark Pavlick: US intervention in Indochina
Video interviews with book contributors: http://legaciesofwar.org/programs/legacies-library/ contact co-editor: markpavlick28 at gmail dot com
Michael: Right-Wing Hate Speech Runs Rampant in India’s Elections
Anyone who is familiar with Vijay Prashad's perceptive journalis and Arundhati Roy's equally prescient commentary have long known the presence…
Michael: GOP’s Soft Coup Is Still Underway One Year After Capitol Assault
In a modern, technologically advanced and visually-driven media era, the repeated playing and replaying of the attack on the capitol…
Joe Emersberger: JFK mystery endures like the US blockade of Cuba (Review of Josiah Thompson’s “Last Second in Dallas”)
Hi again Alex As for your question about low level conspiracy., if a guy like Oswald was being used by…
Joe Emersberger: JFK mystery endures like the US blockade of Cuba (Review of Josiah Thompson’s “Last Second in Dallas”)
Hi Alex. You ask "So based on the 1979 HSCA findings, at least two gunman theory has been accepted into…
Alex Buchanan: JFK mystery endures like the US blockade of Cuba (Review of Josiah Thompson’s “Last Second in Dallas”)
I deeply agree with your conclusion. I’m likely going to fail in what I set out to do, but I…
Michael: Account of Robert Fisk’s journalistic exploits a saga of love, courage, and heartache
Robert Fisk is the best journalist I know of and I am about his same age when he died. I…
James: A Different Look at Don’t Look Up
The urgency would be implied by the NOW in GLOBAL GREEN NEW DEAL NOW, splashed across every Left websites homepage.…
Joel Isaacs: The Oligarchy’s Ultimate Political Weapon
Thank you for that needed reminder.
Joel Isaacs: A Different Look at Don’t Look Up
One way we can start is by changing how we describe it. Words like global, warming, green, house, and new…
James: A Different Look at Don’t Look Up
Well to me Don’t Look Up is like a big banner saying, fuck look up. But it’s just one film.…
James: Global Green New Deal Can Pave Way for the Formation of a United Left Front
I agree with the above. And one way to show at least on some superficial level a United front and…
James: Why Leftists are Joining Hands With the Right in Opposing Vaccine Mandates
“ Rather this is a more sinister form of toxic individualism which dismisses the fact that we are all part…
James: Why Leftists are Joining Hands With the Right in Opposing Vaccine Mandates
Not to mention the far rights economic mandate that ensures the deaths of millions every year and that 80-90% of…
Philip Ganchev: 4. Flat management, democratic planning and a basic income
"I have signed up to Karl Marx’s dismissal of equity (as a bourgeois notion) as well as to his antipathy…
Elizabeth Marxsen: Your Freedom Is A Condition for My Freedom and Vice Versa
This discussion is a great format/tool foranalyzing the features of Parecon. I'm really liking it.
george patterson: Rural America Is Facing an Invisible Eviction Crisis
I pity those people who face eviction. It's a terrible tragedy and so heart-breaking. It's a crying shame like a…
James: Appropriate Technology, Traditional Cultures and Degrowth
ERROR It would be delusional to think the above can be done withOUT clear and coherent economic scaffolding that fosters…
James: Appropriate Technology, Traditional Cultures and Degrowth
Surely this requires a rethink about allocation and “accounting”. Already one has gone from AT to AT plus modern AT.…
Kenneth: The Meaning of Boric’s Victory in Chile
I'd like to flag "the travesties of Nicolás Madero." Is Boric a supporter of the various coup attempts, blocade, sanctions…
James: 4. Flat management, democratic planning and a basic income
“ Glad that we are proceeding slowly, refusing to take for granted vague terms like ‘equitable’ and ‘just’ – terms…
Michael: Fighting the Power From Inside the Belly of the Beast
Joel is right and I concur. It's tough, too, to face the reality that in large part the US has…
Michael: The Meaning of Boric’s Victory in Chile
Ariel's words: "But like militants elsewhere, Boric also faces massive obstacles in order to enact the crucial changes that, in…
Joel Isaacs: Fighting the Power From Inside the Belly of the Beast
Right now, realizing how unusual it is to be reading and believing the words of a major politician, I'm sad.…
Philip Ganchev: 2. Do we really want negotiations to replace markets and hierarchies? – Yanis Varoufakis, 4th December 2021
"I find suffocating the prospect of having to reach via negotiation a common understanding of what I must do and…
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